Kristoff Corojo Limitada Torpedo

Kristoff Corojo Limitada Torpedo

KristoffOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Torpedo
Size : 6 1/4 x 52
Wrapper : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan and Dominican
Hand-Made
Price : ~$9 each
More info about purchasing Kristoff Corojo Limitada cigars...

Glen Case’s Kristoff cigar company has been through some rough times since its inception thanks to distribution and production problems. They have however gotten the attention of the world with high-quality premium cigars like the Kristoff Corojo Limitada Torpedo. The stogie is made largely from Cuban seed Dominican Habano tobacco. Production of this cigar is limited to about 16,000 per year—thus the higher price point.

Read the full review of Kristoff Corojo Limitada Torpedo...

Ortega Serie D #8

Ortega Serie D No. 8

Origin : NicaraguaOrtega
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 1/2 x 50
Wrapper : San Andreas, Mexican maduro
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : ~$7 each
More info about purchasing Ortega cigars...

Eddie Ortega is a big name these days. Only recently, Ortega set out on his own, after parting ways with EO Brands, the company he founded with Erik Espinosa. Serie D is the first selection offered by Ortega’s new solo company, and includes 5 different sizes in natural or maduro (this review is for the maduro). The filler and binder leaves are grown in Jalapa and Esteli in Nicaragua, while the wrapper comes from San Andreas, Mexico.

Read the full review of Ortega Serie D #8...

You Asked, We Listened: a printable Cigar Flavors Wheel!

Cigar Flavors Wheel poster

Last year, we published an article about the main cigar flavors, illustrated with a Cigar Flavors Wheel. The article has received some great feedback and one thing that a lot of you asked about was the possibility to print out the flavors wheel as a poster. At that time, it wasn't possible...

But we sat down and redrew the wheel in hi-res, so that now you can have it on your wall! We chose Redbubble to handle the printing/shipping based on their reputation. If you order, please come back here and let us know how it went. We are also open for other suggestions. Enjoy!

>>> Click here to order a poster with the Cigar Flavors Wheel <<<

Sunday’s Cigar Cartoon: “false emergency”

False emergency

“Lunette C” Cigar Holder Winners

Lunette C Cigar Holder

Last week we ran a giveaway for two hand-made cigar holders for golf carts crafted by Mark from the Small Batch Innovator company. We've had some great response and here are the two winners:

  • Rick S
  • JohnH

Please get in touch with us to claim your prize, don't forget to include your shipping address.

Many thanks to Mark and those who participated, stay tuned for more contests in future!

Buying cigars in Athens, Greece

Where to buy Cigars in Athens

Today I am bringing you another short travel report with a focus on cigars. In November I spent a few days in Athens, Greece and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The weather was marvellous (+15 C on average) and there were very few tourists (as far as I know in the summer the city and the main attractions like the Acropolis get quite crowded).

Athens turned out to be a very pleasant city, especially if you enjoy ancient ruins. Quite a few nice bars and restaurants, just make sure you read some reviews before venturing in - the only time I didn't, I found myself in a shady taverna with a waiter who obviously didn't know his maths since he wanted me to pay x 2 the menu prices. The magic word "police" seemed to calm him down though.

As for cigars, I found one shop with a good selection and it was right next to the central square (Syntagma or Parliament square). It's called Miamis (Google Maps >).

Miamis - cigar shop in Athens

The place features a nice walk-in humidor, a decent choice of both Cubans and non-Cubans and friendly managers. If you find yourself in Athens, do not hesitate to source your cigars in Miamis.

Miamis Cigar Shop

Sunday’s Cigar Cartoon: “elementary, my dear Watson”

Elementary, my dear Watson

“Lunette C” Cigar Holder for Golf Carts [Giveaway!]

Lunette C Cigar Holder

Recently I was contacted by Mark, a craftsman and a cigar smoker, with a request to review a very special cigar accessory. It was a hand-made cigar holder for a golf cart. Every year I say to myself, "I really should start playing golf", and it was one of those times! Since these words are never followed by any action, I didn’t get a chance to try one of the holders. The "Lunette C Holders" look pretty cool, though; each of them is made from a unique piece of wood which has been salvaged for repurposing into a cigar holder. Every single holder is completely one-of-a-kind, and includes its own unique grain and color. It’s a great idea for recycling wood which otherwise would’ve gone to a landfill. It’s well worth checking out Lunette’s website to read the stories that go along with each and every holder.

The Lunette C Holder clips right onto your golf cart and allows you to enjoy your favorite stogie as you are strolling along the fairway. This is a really innovative product, and I love the rich histories that go with each piece. These really are premium cigar holders for your premium cigars.

Lunette C Holder

Each one retails for $75.00 on Lunette’s website. Thanks to Mark, we’re giving away two of these accessories for free to our readers. To enter the giveaway for your chance to win, just post a comment. Tell us about your favorite cigar accessory or your favorite cigars to smoke on the fairway.

The winners will be announced in one week. The contest is open internationally.

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